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10 January 2012
What to look forward to this quarter… -Field Trip to USC Fri Jan 27 th from 1-4PM -Possible field trip to a Dental Lab, 1 of 2 in the United States labs to having the latest dental technology -Case Western Admissions Officer visit -Healthy Smiles Volunteering event Thurs Jan 26 th 5:30- 7:30PM -Spam Musubi fundraiser -Boba fundraiser -CDA conference in May -Spectrum Scavenger Hunt!! This Thurs night at 8PM! D&B afterwards, $50 prize for the winning team! -Bonfire social next Thurs night..more dets TBA!
DAT Overview Dental Admission Test Like the SATs for college, an objective method Visit 4 Multiple Choice Sections Survey of the Natural Sciences Perceptual Ability Test Reading Comprehension Quantitative Reasoning
Sections of the DAT Survey of the Natural Sciences (90 min, 100 Q) Biology, Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry No physics! Perceptual Ability (PAT) – (60 min, 90 Q) Optional 15 minute break Reading Comprehension - (60 min, 50 Q) Quantitative Reasoning – (45 min, 40 Q)
Scoring Each section has its own individual score based on a scale of 1-30 Each Natural Sciences subsection (Biology, Gchem, Ochem) also has its own section Score will be represented as AA – all the sections averaged TS – the Natural Science section PAT
Survey of the Natural Sciences Biology General Chemistry Organic Chemistry
The majority of ATP in a eukaryotic cell is synthesized in the A. Nucleus B. Chloroplasts C. Lysosomes D. Golgi apparatus E. Mitochondria
Which of the following is correctly associated with the male reproductive structure of angiosperms? A. Carpel B. Stigma C. Style D. Filament E. Ovary
How to prepare Bio Section is very broad and diverse Materials Bio 93 / 94 Books Cliffnotes AP datQvault Kaplan
General Chemistry Atomic Structure Nuclear Chemistry Periodic Properties Lewis Structures The Gas, Liquid and Solid Phases The Solution and Acid-Base Chemistry Energetics of Chemical Reactions Oxidation-Reduction Reactions
Which of the following ions has the largest radius A. K + B. Ca 2+ C. Ne D. F - E. S 2-
How to prepare Section is like math Materials DAT Destroyer Chads Videos
Quantitative Reasoning Algebra Numerical calculations Conversions Probability / Statistics Geometry Trigonometry Applied Mathematical Questions 45 min – 40 Questions
How to Prepare Materials Math Destroyer!!
Study Plan Generally top scorers study 3 months before their test date Dedicate a summer or break to studying DAT material only In 2 weeks to your DAT test, begin practicing timing and taking notes of which areas you are weak in Compile notes and study them two nights before your test If necessary, relax the day before and take your test!
UCSF GPA: 3.51 sGPA: 3.47 DAT-AA: 20 DAT-PAT: 20 Advantages: Cost Clinic Location Research Reputation Disadvantages Only Grad school Old facilities UCLA GPA: 3.7 sGPA: 3.59 DAT-AA: 21 DAT-PAT: 21 Advantages: Cost Clinic Location Research Reputation Disadvantages Old facilities
California Dental Schools (cont) Pacific GPA: 3.46 sGPA: 3.38 DAT-AA: 20 DAT-PAT: 21 Advantages: Clinic 3 year program Location Reputation New Facilities Disadvantages Cost 3 year program Hard to specialize Western GPA: 3.33 sGPA: 3.25 DAT-AA: 18 DAT-PAT: 19 Advantages: Cost In California New Facilities Disadvantages Not accredited by ADA until 2013
California Dental Schools (cont) Loma Linda GPA: 3.43 sGPA: 3.35 DAT-AA: 19 DAT-PAT: 20 Advantages: Clinic New Facilities Disadvantages Religious school (no caffeine, no meat) USC GPA: 3.3 sGPA: 3.20 DAT-AA: 19 DAT-PAT: 19 Advantages: Clinic Location Reputation overall Newer Facilities Disadvantages Cost!!! PBL Program